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Look out for these great courses on offer from the School Library Association during Spring 2017

OPENING DOORS: THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SOCIETY
Redbridge SLS, Redbridge Central Library, Ilford Thursday 23rd February 2017

Whatever the political future holds, the UK is a culturally diverse country. Although some schools will feel the effect of this more directly than others, every school needs to reflect it, wherever its location – and its library has a critical role.
This course looks at the recent pattern of population change, and examines the implications for resources; the library environment; promoting reading; and information literacy. It looks at the role of books in challenging perceptions, and also at the growing need for resources for English language teaching. It shows how to ensure your library welcomes all students, and looks at the case for specific activities to attract those from ethnic minorities. Finally, it looks briefly at information literacy: at successful practice in diverse schools, and at considerations for new language learners.

Target audience: teachers, librarians and support staff in both primary and secondary schools
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BRINGING IT ALIVE! STORYTELLING TO BOOST LITERACY AND READING FOR PLEASURE
EES for Schools/School Library Service, Witham Tuesday 7th March 2017

Pupils need to 'listen to a wide range of stories' and 'become familiar with traditional tales', to motivate them to learn to read, and demonstrate the pleasure of it – as well as increasing their vocabulary, hearing expressive speech, and inheriting the tradition of stories that will feed their own writing. This lively course will build your confidence if you're new to telling stories, and give fresh inspiration to those who are already practiced at it.
It's aimed at all teachers and support staff in the primary school range, and addresses the use of stories from the youngest EYFS pupils right through to Year Six students. With a mix of inspirational stories from the trainer, and the opportunity in groups to practice storytelling in a non-threatening environment (no video cameras!), this is an ideal course for anyone who wants to give their use of stories a boost, and to refresh their present selection of favourites.

Target audience: primary school teachers and support staff
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Both courses are run by Alec Williams - Alec works as a trainer, speaker, writer and storyteller. An enthusiast for children's reading, his experience managing UK library services has given him an extensive knowledge of children's books, and the power of stories. Alec has written articles, spoken at conferences, and appeared on radio and TV in the UK. He gives talks on children's reading, and trains teachers, parents, and librarians, both in the UK and around the world. His frequent visits to UK schools, combined with his courses in over 30 countries, give him a unique perspective on diversity. With much down-to-earth practical advice that will help every librarian and teacher, his training courses are rich in humour, anecdotes, extracts and examples.

Course Fees (VAT at Standard Rate applies) - SLA Members - £105.00, Non-members - £135.00 - Please quote NCB when applying.
A second delegate from the same school (accompanying a full paying individual) –
SLA Members - £70.00, Non-members - £90.00 - Please quote NCB when applying.
An earlybird discount of £15 will be applied to all course fees for booking received one month before the course dates.


Please visit www.sla.org.uk/regional-courses or contact the SLA office (01793 401153 / courses@sla.org.uk) for further information on each of the above courses or to reserve places